Switzerland family trip for 4 days May/June

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Feb 26, 2018 - 6:40 AM

Hello experts! We are a family of 4 traveling to Switzerland for 4 days and need your help!

  • Our plans: May 30, 2018, at 5:00 or 5:30 pm we will take the train from Basel to Interlaken. Would we able to do a stop in Lucerne and be in Interlaken by 9 pm? What train should we take??
  • We would like to stay in Lauterbrunnen and go to Jungfrauloch and Schilthorn. We would like to do some hiking. 2. Can you suggest any other ideas or activities while in those 2 areas?
  • On June 3, 2018, we will take the train from Interlaken to Venice, Italy. 3. Again what train should we take?
  • What kind of pass is best for us? Swiss Travel Pass or the Swiss Half-Card Pass?

Thank you for your help!

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Feb 26, 2018 - 9:42 AM in reply to mahalo

Hello mahalo and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to plan your travel. If you haven’t used it before it will pay to read the instructions on that page before delving into the timetable.

If you are at Lauterbrunnen a very nice circuit to do is to Grütschalp (cable car), Mürren (cogwheel train), Gimmelwald (cable car), Stechelberg (cable car), Lauterbrunnen (bus). From Mürren you can easily visit Schiltorn if you have time. In between Stechelberg and Lauterbrunnen the bus stops at the Trummelbach Falls. Well worth a look

As well as the Swiss Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass) there are many regional passes (www.myswissalps.com/re gionalpasses) which can work depending on where you are based and how much travel you plan. A clearly mapped out itinerary is the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits. Based on your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can use the Swiss Train Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) to work out the fares for any trip. When you go to buy a ticket the fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).

You should read “How to choose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

Last modified on Feb 26, 2018 - 11:34 AM by Chantal
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Feb 26, 2018 - 11:39 AM in reply to mahalo

Hi mahalo, and welcome!

Further to rockoyster's links have a read through on our Jungfrau region page for more details about activities in that region.

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